When it comes to decorating your home or rooms in the French style, one of the things to keep in mind is that natural materials are the best choice.
If you opt for a wood floor, choose a warm, soft colour that will go well with both the rustic elements that may be present in your room and with any of the bolder colours that you may choose.
Stone is a fabulous choice for a room decorated in the French style. Stone, which comes in a variety of colours, is both natural and rustic looking, making a perfect fit.
If you do choose to add rugs to your room, consider area rugs rather than a complete room of carpeting. Choose rugs made from wool or cotton to maintain the use of natural materials in the room.
As mentioned above, flooring is one of the most important design elements in a room. It should not be, however, the dominant element. The floor needs to do its job quietly, providing a foundation upon which the rest of the room is built. For that reason, it is usually better to choose neutral flooring options rather than something that will grab attention right away.
Have a Plan
Novice designers often make the mistake of seeing a single element that they love, such as flooring, and buying it before they have really considered the rest of the room. As mentioned above, the floor is not a separate entity, but it needs to be considered as part of the overall design plan of the room. If you see flooring that you like, get a sample or add a photo to your design file, but dont make any final decisions until you have an idea about what else is going into the room.
You can buy French accessories or furniture without the expence of travelling to France and importing them. There are plenty of dedicated online French boutiques which have all kinds of accessories which are made using natural materials. You may find they are a little expensive as these online stores have to import the goods themselves which means they need to make the money up with their prices. But you will still find that items will be cheaper than actually visiting France and having them shipped to your home. Plus you also have the added bonus of comparing items with different online shops without leaving your home. The internet has changed the way we shop for the better. So if you want to create that homly french feel, there really is nothing stopping you.